Authorities searching for cellphone thieves in Winter Park

Thieves in area of 17-92 from Gay Road to Fairbanks

By Emilee Speck - Digital journalist

WINTER PARK, Fla. - Winter Park police said they are assisting the Seminole County Sheriff's Office Friday in searching for people they say were involved in a grand theft near Sanford.

Police asked citizens to stay away from the area of State Road 17-92 from Gay Road to Fairbanks Avenue.

Officials with the Sheriff's Office said they are investigating a case in which electronic equipment and cellphones were stolen. Sanford police did not pursue the thieves, but notified Seminole County that the men were headed south.

Deputies and police said they were pursuing four men who fled the scene after robbing a cellphone store in Sanford on Rinehart Road. Two of the men have been caught. A sheriff's office helicopter and K-9 units are searching for the two remaining suspects.


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